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Blaise Pascal

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Biography - Blaise Pascal:

French mathematician, physicist, writer and philosopher.
Born: 1623 - Died: 1662
Period:
17th century
Place of birth: France
France

Quote

The weakness of human reason appears more evidently in those who know it not, than in those who know it.
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
La faiblesse de la raison de l'homme paraît bien davantage en ceux qui ne la connaissent pas, qu'en ceux qui la connaissent.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées

German
Die Schwäche der menschlichen Vernunft kommt viel mehr bei denen zum Vorschein, die sie nicht kennen, als bei denen, die sie kennen.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées




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Quotes about reason:



Quotes for: reason

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Have courage to use your own reason!”
Immanuel Kant - Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?
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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Two extremes: to exclude reason, to admit reason only.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Good sense is, of all things among men, the most equally distributed; for every one thinks himself so abundantly provided with it, that those even who are the most difficult to satisfy in everything else, do not usually desire a larger measure of this quality than they already possess. And in this it is not likely that all are mistaken: the conviction is rather to be held as testifying that the power of judging aright and of distinguishing truth from error, which is properly what is called good sense or reason, is by nature equal in all men; and that the diversity of our opinions, consequently, does not arise from some being endowed with a larger share of reason than others, but solely from this, that we conduct our thoughts along different ways, and do not fix our attention on the same objects. For to be possessed of a vigorous mind is not enough; the prime requisite is rightly to apply it.”
René Descartes - Discourse on the Method
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Youth must be mastered not by force but by reason.”
Publilius Syrus - Sentences
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Quotes about weakness:



Quotes for: weakness

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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.”
Sigmund Freud
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.”
Theodor W. Adorno
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What is tolerance? It is the endowment of humanity. We are all steeped in weakness and error; let us forgive each other our stupidities, that is the first law of nature.”
Voltaire - Philosophical Dictionary
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The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi
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Quotes about man, all human beings:



Quotes for: Man

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Man arrives a novice at every age of life.”
Nicolas Chamfort - Maximes et pensées
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Man is the future of man.”
Francis Ponge
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No man is weak by choice.”
Luc de Clapiers, marquis de Vauvenargues - Reflexions and Maxims
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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”
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The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.”
Albert Camus - Chroniques
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Blaise Pascal also said...


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Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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The world is generally so restless, that men scarcely ever think of the present time, and the instant they are now actually living, but of those in which they are to live. So that we are always in a disposition to live in future, but never to live now.”
Blaise Pascal
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All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill.
Let us endeavour then to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Justice without power is inefficient; power without justice is tyranny.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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Eloquence is a painting of thought.”
Blaise Pascal
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Wisdom leads us back to childhood.”
Blaise Pascal - Pensées
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